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 Post subject: faux Bianchi?
PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 11:54 am 
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Came across this frame on the interwebz, thought it looks more like a Gazelle than a Bianchi. What do you reckon?

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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 1:18 pm 
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Yeah that's a typical Gazelle Special brake bridgeness. Forks don't look very Italian either. Nothing wrong with Gazelle, so why would they do this one asks?


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Bianchi did do a very cheap lugged frame - I sold one to a Cash Converters in Cambridge


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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 2:34 pm 
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Yes but that was more of a randonneur wasn't it? With all kinds of eyelets all over. It might even have had a brake bridge made out of stamped steel but this one looks like a typical Gazelle butterfly brake bridge to me :?:


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That is of course an A-frame. Pre 80s. The internal routing is not original, but added later. Actually tend to like it. I would buy it probably. If you don't, I might consider. So let me know what your plans are.


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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 12:52 pm 
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be my guest, I have no need for another bike (athough I did contemplate... :P )


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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 3:02 pm 
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Thank you

The person selling also happens to be the seller of the Flemish 'Gele Leeuw'. My intention is to acquire both.


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